Canal Museums

Canal houses with a history

These 7 canal museums are all worth a visit. They are all different.

luthermuseum

Luther Museum

A valuable reminder of the Lutheran past of Amsterdam

placeNieuwe Keizersgracht 570
Bartolottihuis

Bartolotti House

A merchant's house with a beautiful facade

placeHerengracht 170
rembrandthuis

Rembrandt House

The house in which Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 till 1658

placeJodenbreestraat 4
vanloon

Museum Van Loon

Former patrician house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon

placeKeizersgracht 672
grachtenhuis

Museum Het Grachtenhuis
Museum of the Canals

placeHerengracht 386
geelvinck

Museum Geelvinck

An Amsterdam Canal Mansion, built in 1687, with 4 period rooms and a classical garden

placeKeizersgracht 633
woonbootmuseum

Houseboat Museum 

See how an authentic barge was converted to a comfortable houseboat, with authentic skipper's quarters with sleeping bunk, sizable livingroom, kitchen and bathroom.

placeElandsgracht 35-BG
ons lieve heer

Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Museum Our Lord in the Attic

A 17th-century town house with a hidden Catholic church in the attic, from the time that it was forbidden for catholics to practice their faith.

placeOudezijds Voorburgwal 38
marseille

Huis Marseille 

See how an authentic barge was converted to a comfortable houseboat, with authentic skipper's quarters with sleeping bunk, sizable livingroom, kitchen and bathroom.

placeKeizersgracht 401
hendrikje

Museum of Bags

Take a guided tour and you will be surprised by funny anecdotes and stories about the history of the bag, ranging from the Middle Ages to through to the present.

placeHerengracht 573
foam

FOAM

Photography Museum in Amsterdam

placeKeizersgracht 609
Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

A fully furnished patrician mansion at the Herengracht. Built around 1685 for Jacob Hop, mayor of Amsterdam

placeHerengracht 605
bijbelsmuseum

Biblical Museum   Bijbels Museum

A fascinating expedition through the world of one the oldest and most-read books

placeHerengracht 366-368
moco

Kattenkabinet
Cat Cabinet

No actual cats, just art. Founded in commemoration of the red and frisky Tom Cat, JP Morgan, the life long companion and buddy of the museum's founder, Bob Meijer.

placeHerengracht 497
pipe-museum

Pipe Museum

A fascinating story about the culture of pipe smoking and tobacco

placePrinsengracht 488